Category: Root Canal Instrumentation
By Dr. Barry H. Korzen | Posted July 11, 2016
As with any instrument its effectiveness is based on a combination of flute design and taper. Hand stainless steel files have a 2% taper and therefore the natural progression for the next instrument would be a 3% taper. Ultimately we want to instrument the canal to a minimum 4% taper therefore combining a 3% taper with an effective flute design speeds up the entire instrumentation process.
By Dr. Barry H. Korzen | Posted April 4, 2014
We know that debris formed during canal preparation and then forced through the apex could lead to an inflammatory reaction and prolonged pain for the patient. Is there a way to reduce, or even eliminate, the possibility of this happening?
By Dr. Barry H. Korzen | Posted March 25, 2014
In Part 2 of a 4 part interview, John McSpadden suggests measures to reduce the possibility of having a procedural accident during endodontic instrumentation.
By Dr. Barry H. Korzen | Posted March 19, 2014
Why is the design of the instrument so important and how does that affect the technique protocol that the clinician ultimately chooses? Dr John T McSpadden answers this most important question in Part 1 of a 4 part interview.
By Dr. Barry H. Korzen | Posted December 13, 2013
Have you noticed how, at almost every lecture during the breaks, the presenter is surrounded by those wanting to ask questions on topics that may or may not have been discussed in the lecture. An exchange takes place between the person asking and the person answering the question, with everyone else listening in. Well that’s the idea behind our Blogcasts. We begin each discussion with a topic and at least two people. Follow the discussion as it develops over time and if you have any comments send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will pass them on to the participants.